|George Allen Houpt - Confederate Soldier|
|George Allen Houpt was born in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, PA on November 17, 1829. During the early 1850's, he moved to Virginia. On March 10, 1862, he enlisted in Bedford, Virginia and would serve as a private in Co. G, of the 28th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry.
George Allen Houpt was captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. He was first imprisoned at Fort Delaware and on October 26, 1863 would be transferred to Point Lookout, MD.
The above letter was written by George's brother Francis to Captain Patterson who was in charge of Point Lookout. Francis explains that George will take the Oath of Allegience and asks for his release. The letter is dated March 24, 1864. George was released on April 4, 1864.
It seems very clear that George's family connections with the Union State of Pennsylvania allowed for his release. In the letter it states that George's wife and five children had moved from Virginia to George's home of Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery Co., PA.
George Allen Houpt was a son of Henry and Sara (Lightcap) Houpt of Montgomery County, PA - descendants of the immigrant Samuel Haupt who arrived in 1754.